By The Light Of The Moon Halloween Cards | Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Halloween 2022

Did you catch the Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Halloween YouTube Live? If not, make sure you head over to Tim's YouTube channel to check it out and all of the amazing inspiration shared by the makers for this release. Today, I'm sharing a couple of cards I created using stamps from the brand new Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Halloween Release including Gothic Tapestry, Unraveled, Exquisite and The Scarecrow.

By The Light Of The Moon Halloween Card by Juliana Michaels featuring stamps from the Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Halloween 2022 - Gothic Tapestry, Exquisite, Unraveled and The Scarecrow

Below, I've got a full written tutorial for you, but I also have a YouTube video where you can see how it came together. I'll only be showing the blue card in the video. I used the same exact process for both cards, I just used different colors.



By The Light Of The Moon Halloween Cards

To get started, I began with a piece of Distress Watercolor Paper cut to 4 x 5.25 inches and placed it in my stamping tool. For this card, I'm using Distress Oxide Inks and will be using the stamp and smudge technique. This technique quite literally involves stamping the image and then smudging the ink. Distress Oxide works well for this since it is pigmented based and dries slower. This gives you time to stamp and smudge!

By The Light Of The Moon Halloween Card by Juliana Michaels featuring stamps from the Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Halloween 2022 - Gothic Tapestry, Exquisite, Unraveled and The Scarecrow

On the first layer of stamping I used Aged Mahogany and 3 stamps (the script, music note and advert from the Exquisite and Gothic Tapestry set) and placed them so they are in somewhat of a triangle from each other. After I stamp the images, I use a paper towel to smudge the ink. This is one of my favorite techniques for creating stamped backgrounds!

The next layer used the gorgeous floral from the Exquisite stamp set with Uncharted Mariner. Sometimes I stamp the image twice to get a good ink coverage. However, if the ink is too thick, I dab off some of the excess with a paper towel before I smudge it. I've found that if you have too much ink on the paper and go to smudge it, that it will blur the image so much that you can no longer see any of the detail. After I stamped the floral in the upper right hand corner, I flipped it around and stamped it in the bottom left hand corner using the same technique and ink color.

For the final stamped layer, I used the spider webs from the Unraveled stamp set and stamped them in Villainous Potion Distress Oxide. With the stamping completed, I inked the edges of the card with Villainous Potion Distress Oxide using a blending tool.


To create a more distressed effect, I spritzed the paper with a bit of water using my Distress Sprayer. I pulled the trigger slowly to get larger droplets of water and then dried it with my heat tool. I tried to keep the water droplets toward the outer stamped areas so that I don't get a lot of ink or color in the center. I repeated the spritzing process to add a bit more interest and once again dried the paper with my heat tool. I then added some smaller droplets by flicking the water onto the paper using the end of the spray nozzle. This is a great way to have a little more control over where the water goes and how much water you apply. Next I'm inking the edges with some Black Soot Distress Oxide to darken them and bring the focus toward the open area in the center. And yes, I added a bit more water but this time I did a quick mist and dabbed it dry with a paper towel to remove the ink where the water came into contact with it and then dried it.


Next up, I added some more stamping using the awesome bat stamp from the Unraveled Stamp Set. I wiped an anti-static powder over the paper to decrease any static that's on the paper and to prevent the powder from sticking where you might not want it. It's also very important to make sure that the ink and paper are completely dry before this step as well, or the embossing powder will stick to those areas. After wiping the paper with the powder, I stamped the image using an embossing ink, removed the paper from my stamping tool and poured black embossing powder over the stamped image. I then tapped the excess off onto a piece of typing paper folded in half and returned the excess embossing powder to the jar. The folded piece of typing paper makes this easy to do! I then turned on my embossing gun, allowed it to warm up and then melted the embossing powder. I don't know why, but even after all these years, watching the powder melt and transform is just magical to me!

For the final touch to the background, I added some splatters of Tim Holtz Halloween Fortune Teller Distress Mica Stain. Before you use the Mica Stains, makes sure to shake them until you hear the mixing ball rattle and then turn the bottle over and make sure all of the mica is mixed in. Then you can proceed with using it. I just wanted some little splatters, so I used the nozzle to flick some onto my paper. Another option, is to use a small thin paint brush to splatter the ink.

To finish the card, I added a bit of silver thread and a sentiment from The Scarecrow stamp set.


I also did a second card, this one was featured in Tim's Stampers Anonymous Halloween YouTube Live.

By The Light Of The Moon Halloween Card by Juliana Michaels featuring stamps from the Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Halloween 2022 - Gothic Tapestry, Exquisite, Unraveled and The Scarecrow

I used Dusty Concord, Peeled Paint and Black Soot Oxide Ink for the Stamp and Smudge. I then inked the edges with Vintage Photo Oxide Ink.


Instead of silver thread, I used gold and I splattered Decayed Mica Stain instead of Fortune Teller.


Other than the colors, I used the same techniques to create this card as I did the one above.


Thanks as always for your visit! I hope you enjoyed learning how this By The Light Of The Moon Halloween Card featuring stamps from the Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Halloween 2022 Release came together.

Supplies

Below you can find the products I used to create these Halloween cards. Each product is attached to an affiliate link with Scrapbook.com. When you shop through the links below, I receive a small commission from Scrapbook.com. These links are at absolutely no cost to you. These commission I receive helps me cover the costs of my blog and other expenses and it allows me to continue to provide you with FREE inspiration and tutorials. If you want to learn more about what an affiliate link is, you can see my full affiliate and product disclosure statement here. Thank you so much for your love and support!

Something Wicked Halloween Card | Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Halloween 2022

Halloween Making Season is now upon us and I couldn't be more excited to share one of the cards I made for the Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Halloween 2022 YouTube Live! In this blog post I'm sharing one of the cards I created using the new Gothic Tapestry and Exquisite Stamp Sets, along with the new Crest Layering Stencil.

Something Wicked Mixed Media Halloween Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Gothic Tapestry and Exquisite Stamp Sets and the Crest Layering Stencil from the Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Halloween 2022 Release

If you aren't into reading, I also have a video over on my YouTube Channel that shows you how I created this card. 

I began with a piece of Distress Heavystock cut to 5.5 x 8.5 inches. I found that by starting with this larger piece of paper it gave me more options when it came to trimming it down later for the final card size. In the end this card ended up being 5x7 inches.

For the stamping, I first stamped the skull image from the Gothic Tapestry stamp set with Distress Archival Ink in Black Soot. Next, I did some layer stamping over the skull using various images from both the Gothic Tapestry and Exquisite stamp sets using Archival Ink in Black Soot, Villainous Potion and Peeled Paint. I choose to use this particular type ink so that it wouldn't bleed when I add the next layers.


Once I had the stamping completed, I took the Crest Layering Stencil and placed it over the right hand side of my paper. I actually flipped the stencil over and applied the ink through the backside of the stencil. Just something to keep in mind if you want your design facing the opposite direction! I used Mint Tape to hold the stencil in place and used a blending brush to apply Distress Oxide Ink in Spiced Marmalade. I then moved the stencil to the upper left hand side and stenciled the design there as well.

Next I used the Mechanical Elements Stencils to add the number 31 to the bottom left hand side and applied Distress Oxide Ink in Spiced Marmalade through the stencil. To add some textural interest, I applied Distress Translucent Grit Paste through the stencil with a palette knife. Because I wanted the numbers close together, I could only do one number at a time. After I applied the paste, I removed the stencil and then sprinkled the paste with Wild Honey Embossing Glaze. I choose the Wild Honey embossing glaze because it's the most similar color to the Spiced Marmalade that I used with the Crest stencil. After I applied the embossing glaze, I set the paper to the side to dry for about 30 minutes or so. I then used my embossing gun to melt the powder. Both the grit paste and the embossing glaze are translucent so you can still see the stamped images through them! If you happen to be impatient you can skip the drying part, and just heat emboss it. However, if you go straight to the heat embossing, the Grit Paste tends to melt and you get a more smooth finish instead of the bumpy gritty look.


I will share that at first I only using the Embossing Glaze, but when I tried that, it just didn't match in color like I was hoping it would. By applying the Distress Oxide first, in a similar color, I got the look I was hoping for. Now if there was just a Spiced Marmalade Embossing Glaze, everything probably would have been just fine! In the end though, it worked perfectly and I enjoyed the process of playing around and coming up with the final look.

With the background completed, I trimmed the panel down to 4½ x 6½ inches, lightly inked the edges with Vintage photo Distress ink and added some machine stitching around the outside edge. I then adhered it to a piece of white cardstock that's 4¾  x 6¾ inches and also lightly inked with Vintage photo around the edges.

The sentiment is from The Scarecrow Stamp Set in Black Soot Archival Ink, trimmed into strips and the edges inked with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. To complete the card, I mounted these layers onto a piece of Tim Holtz Black Halloween Distress Woodgrain.



I hope you enjoyed seeing how this Something Wicked Mixed Media Halloween Card came together! So what is on your must have list from the Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Halloween 2022 Release?

Supplies

Below you can find the products I used to create this Halloween card. Each product is attached to an affiliate link with Scrapbook.com. When you shop through the links below, I receive a small commission from Scrapbook.com. These links are at absolutely no cost to you. These commission I receive helps me cover the costs of my blog and other expenses and it allows me to continue to provide you with FREE inspiration and tutorials. If you want to learn more about what an affiliate link is, you can see my full affiliate and product disclosure statement here. Thank you so much for your love and support!

Watercoloring Floral Stamp Images

Is there anything better than a beautiful floral stamp set that you can color? In my book, this is definitely up there at the top of the list of things I enjoy crafting with. There are so many options for how to color them. From alcohol markers, to colored pencils and of course, watercoloring! Today, I'm sharing two cards I created using some gorgeous new floral stamp sets from Scrapbook.com.

Thankful For You Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Scrapbook.com Rose Blossoms and Hi Fall Stamp Set

THANKFUL FOR YOU CARD

On this first card, I stamped this image from the Scrapbook.com Rose Blossoms Stamp Set using embossing ink onto Distress Watercolor Paper. I sprinkled it with white embossing powder and heat embossed it. I then used Distress Ink in Saltwater Taffy, Abandoned Coral, Fossilized Amber and Peeled Paint to watercolor the image. I love how the embossed image, contains the ink into each section, allowing you to control your coloring a little better. This is an especially easy way to watercolor if you are new to using them.

You don't have to use Distress Ink, you could also use watercolor markers or actual watercolors. I prefer to use the Distress Inks because I love the color palette and they work great for this technique.  To use them, I tap the ink pad onto my silicone craft mat, pick up the ink with a water brush (you could also use a paint brush) and then color in each area. I usually start by trying to use more water than ink to get a light layer of color down first and then I add a little more color to darken the areas and create some contrast and shadows.  If you happen to have the Distress Reinkers, you can also use them for this technique, but the color will be much more intense since the ink is coming straight from the bottle.


After I had finished coloring the image, I used a pair of scissors to cut it out. To give the image a more distressed look, I added a few splatters of Vintage Photo Distress Ink and also inked the edges with the same ink. I applied some double sided foam adhesive to the backside and used this to adhere it to the card front while giving the image some dimension.


The background on this card was created by ink smooshing various colors of Distress Ink onto my craft mat, spraying them with water and then smooshing a piece of Distress Watercolor paper into the ink. I then used a heat gun to dry the ink and repeated the process with the next color. For this background, I used Salvaged Patina, Vintage Photo, and Saltwater Taffy in that order. I recommend only applying one color at a time and drying in between each color to avoid creating mud!

I added some stamping with a script stamp from the Tim Holtz Dearly Departed Stamp Set and Vintage Photo Archival Ink. To complete the background, I inked the edges of the paper with a foam blending tool using Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

To finish of the background, I added some metallic splatters using Tim Holtz Foundry Wax in Statue. To do this, I squeezed out a bit of the Foundry Wax onto my craft mat, added a tiny bit of rubbing alcohol, mixed it together and then splattered it onto my background using a paint brush. I then heat set it using my embossing tool. If you aren't familiar with Foundry Wax, make sure to check out my Tim Holtz Distress Foundry Wax Blog Post and Video for some great tips and tricks.

For the sentiment on this card, I used the Scrapbook.com Hi Fall Stamp Set. I stamped it onto white cardstock using Vintage Photo Archival Ink and then trimmed around it using scissor.

The final touch was the addition of some Matte Gold Pearls from Pink Fresh Studio that I adhered with Distress Collage Medium.


WONDERFUL YOU CARD

This next card uses all of the same techniques that I used on the first card, just with different stamps and colors. The floral stamp set I used is called Wildflowers from Scrapbook.com.

Wonderful You Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Scrapbook.com Rose Blossoms and Hi Fall Stamp Set

I watercolored this floral image using Distress Ink in Fossilized Amber, Dusty Concord and Peeled Paint. I also added some ink splatters and inked the edges after I fussy cut it, using Vintage Photo Distress Ink.


To create the background on this card, ink smooshed the following Distress Ink colors: Fossilized Amber, Vintage Photo and Villainous Potion. I then added some stamping using various images from the Tim Holtz Field Notes Stamp Set and Vintage Photo Archival Ink. I then added some Gilded Foundry Wax splatters.


The sentiment on this card is also from the Scrapbook.com Hi Fall Stamp Set. The final touch on this card was the addition of some Gold Pearls from Pink Fresh Studio.


So what is your favorite way to color floral stamped images? Have you ever tried watercoloring them like I did? Thanks for your visit today and I hope you enjoyed this bit of inspiration featuring watercoloring Floral Stamps.

Supplies

Below you can find the products I used to create these cards. Each product is attached to an affiliate link with Scrapbook.com. When you shop through the links below, I receive a small commission from Scrapbook.com. These links are at absolutely no cost to you. These commission I receive helps me cover the costs of my blog and other expenses and it allows me to continue to provide you with FREE inspiration and tutorials. If you want to learn more about what an affiliate link is, you can see my full affiliate and product disclosure statement here. Thank you so much for your love and support!

Fall Cards with Distress Mica Stains and Stencils

I know it's still technically summer here in the northern hemisphere, but I'm already in the mood for fall! With that in mind, I have a couple of cards I created using Tim Holtz Distress Mica Stains combined with some stamps, stencils and dies from Scrapbook.com.

Fall Cards by Juliana Michaels featuring Distress Mica Stains and Stencils

STENCIL RESIST WITH DISTRESS MICA STAINS

This first card uses a technique I learned from a fellow Tim Holtz Maker...Nathifa Sligh AKA Juicy Christians. She recently shared a tag she created using it, and I had to give it a try!

Hi Fall Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Stencil Resist with Distress Mica Stains

I began with a piece of Distress Black Halloween Woodgrain Cardstock. I applied a thin layer of Distress Micro Glaze and then buffed it. During my learning curve with this technique I found that it's VERY important to go light on the Distress Micro Glaze AND that you must buff it really well and then maybe buff it again for good measure. If you don't, the Texture Paste will just flake off. Believe me. It will!

So once you've buffed the Micro Glaze, I placed the Oak Leaves Stencil from Scrapbook.com over the paper and used Mint Tape to hold it and then used a palette knife to apply Distress Texture Paste Opaque. I remove the stencil, washed it immediately and allowed the paper to dry.


Once the paper was dry, I began adding color using Distress Mica Stains in Burning Ember, Harvest Moon, and Wicked Elixir. I applied small spritzes of one color at a time, here and there on the leaves. I used a baby wipe to wipe up most of the excess ink that got on the black cardstock and then used a heat tool to dry each color before I added the next color. The Distress Micro Glaze is the secret to achieving this look.  It seals the paper and prevents the ink from soaking into it.

Once the background was completed, I trimmed it to size and adhered it to a piece of white cardstock.


For the sentiment, I stamped "Hi" from the Scrapbook.com Hi Fall Stamp Set using embossing ink, sprinkled it with Gold Embossing Powder and heat embossed using my heat embossing gun. I fussy cut around it and then adhered it using double sided foam adhesive to give it some dimension.

The wreath was created using one of the dies from the Scrapbook.com Sprigs Die Set. I cut 6 of them from Distress Watercolor paper and then sprayed them with the same colors of Distress Mica Stains I used on the background. Once they were dry, I adhered them to the card front using Distress Collage Medium (which is my favorite liquid adhesive).


PRINTING WITH STENCILS AND DISTRESS MICA STAINS

For this second card, I began with a piece of Distress Watercolor Paper. I took the Oak Leaves stencil, sprayed the Distress Mica Stains directly onto the stencil, spritzed it with water and then pressed the stencil onto my paper to create a print. I left the stencil in place to allow the ink to soak into the paper, gently pressing it down to help with the ink transfer and used a paper towel to dab up any ink that seeped out from underneath the stencil. I then gently lifted off the stencil to rinse it off and dried the background with my heat tool.

Grateful Thankful Blessed Fall Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Printing With Stencils and Distress Mica Stains

To embellish the card, I die cut more of the Sprigs from Distress Watercolor paper and sprayed them with the Distress Mica Stain and adhered them to the card front.


I also added a bit of gold thread behind them for a little bit of texture.


The sentiment for this card is from the Scrapbook.com Hi Fall Stamp Set and was stamped and heat embossed with gold embossing powder, trimmed into a strip and adhered to a piece of Gold Metallic Kraftstock. I then adhered it over the sprig die cuts using double sided foam adhesive for bit of dimension.


Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed learning how these Fall cards came together using Distress Mica Stains and stencils.

Supplies

Below you can find the products I used to create these cards. Each product is attached to an affiliate link with Scrapbook.com. When you shop through the links below, I receive a small commission from Scrapbook.com. These links are at absolutely no cost to you. These commission I receive helps me cover the costs of my blog and other expenses and it allows me to continue to provide you with FREE inspiration and tutorials. If you want to learn more about what an affiliate link is, you can see my full affiliate and product disclosure statement here. Thank you so much for your love and support!

Eroded Metal Effect with Tim Holtz Halloween Distress Mica Stains

Today I'm sharing a couple of cards I created using the new Tim Holtz Distress Mica Stains! This past weekend I took some time to sit down and just play and the backgrounds I created on these cards is the result of that play time. I'm calling the technique Eroded Metal Effect and if you stay with me, I'll walk you through the process!

Halloween Cards by Juliana Michaels featruing Eroded Metal Effect with Tim Holtz Halloween Distress Mica Stains

To get started, I began with a piece of Distress Watercolor Paper cut to 4 x 5.25 inches. I spritzed it with water using my Distress Sprayer, placed it inside the Skulls 3D Texture Fade Embossing Folder and ran it through my die cutting machine.

Next, I sprayed the paper with Decayed Distress Mica Stain. This is most definitely my favorite color from the new release and I wish we could just buy that one color in a larger bottle! A girl can dream, right?!

Trick or Treat Halloween Card by Juliana Michaels featruing Eroded Metal Effect with Tim Holtz Halloween Distress Mica Stains

After spraying the paper with the Mica Stain, I dried it with my heat tool. Next, I spritzed the paper with water using my Distress Sprayer and pulled the trigger slowly to get larger droplets. I then dried the paper using my heat tool. I also spritzed some other spots and dabbed them dry and removed a little of the ink. 

For some reason the Decayed Mica Stain, did some cool things when the water droplets dried. I'm guessing this color might have a combination of mica colors in it that cause them to separate and give it this look. Next, I added splatters of Frayed Burlap Oxide Spray, spritzed them with water and dried it with my heat tool. To my surprise, this cool bluish color appeared and added to the eroded metal effect.

This entire process was part of my play day. I made several backgrounds playing around with different papers and the Distress Mica Stains. In the end, the ones I'm sharing today were my favorites. 
I do so wish though that you could see this in real life! The combination of shimmer and distress are so cool!


To finish off the panel, I inked the edges with Black Soot Distress Ink using an ink blending tool.


For the sentiment, I die cut a piece of Distress Watercolor paper using one of the dies from the Halloween Bold Text Thinlits, trimmed it down and then sprayed it with Distress Mica Stain in Decayed. I then repeated the process I used on the embossed paper to give it the same look.

I then backed the piece with black cardstock, adhered a bit of Mummy Cloth behind it and attached it to the card front using double sided foam tape.


This second card uses the same technique but with different colors. Here I started with Iron Gate Distress Mica Stain. When I sprayed this one with water, it didn't react to the water the same way the Decayed did. But if you dab the water droplets dry, it removes some of the ink and gives it a cool effect.

Hocus Pocus Halloween Card by Juliana Michaels featruing Eroded Metal Effect with Tim Holtz Halloween Distress Mica Stains

On this one I added Frayed Burlap Oxide Spray which once again created this cool blue effect. I also added some Picket Fence Spray Stain splatters and spritzed them with the Distress Sprayer to blend them out a bit.  Each time I added a color, I made sure to dry it with my heat tool.


As on the first card, I inked the edges with Black Soot Distress Ink.


The sentiment piece on this card was also created like I did the first, but I used Iron Gate Distress Mica Stain and Frayed Burlap Oxide Spray.


Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed this Eroded Metal Effect I shared on these Halloween cards using the Tim Holtz Halloween Distress Mica Stains.

Supplies

Below you can find the products I used to create these cards. Each product is attached to an affiliate link with Scrapbook.com. When you shop through the links below, I receive a small commission from Scrapbook.com. These links are at absolutely no cost to you. These commission I receive helps me cover the costs of my blog and other expenses and it allows me to continue to provide you with FREE inspiration and tutorials. If you want to learn more about what an affiliate link is, you can see my full affiliate and product disclosure statement here. Thank you so much for your love and support!

Tim Holtz Stamp and Die Storage Ideas using Scrapbook.com Small & Medium Storage Envelope Organizers

Hello friends! I just wanted to let you know that I have a new video up on my YouTube channel sharing about a new way or option for you to store and organize your Tim Holtz stamps and dies using the Scrapbook.com Small & Medium Storage Envelope Organizers.

Tim Holtz Stamp and Die Storage Ideas using Scrapbook.com Small & Medium Storage Envelope Organizers

When I got these new organizers, I was SO excited when I realized that Tim Holtz stamps and dies fit perfectly in them! I have been looking for a long time for something to store all of stamps. I know many people use the plastic kitchen storage bins, but I personally don't care for the look of those.  These are also a little more eco-friendly since they are made from heavy duty paperboard and they cost a lot less money!

These organizers were originally designed to fit the Scrapbook.com Small and Medium Storage Envelopes. Which are some of my favorite storage envelopes. They are perfect for organizing so many different items from dies to scrap paper and so much more!


Here a few photos of how I have them set up in my craft room! I also love that they fit perfectly in the Ikea Kallax Units.

Tim Holtz stamps fit perfectly in the Medium Envelope Storage Organizer. You can fit 40 in one unit.


The Sizzix Die Envelopes and 3D Texture Fade and Embossing Folders fit in the Small Envelope Storage Organizer. You can easily fit 30 of the die envelopes in one unit.

Tim Holtz Stamp and Die Storage Ideas using Scrapbook.com Small & Medium Storage Envelope Organizers


Are you as excited about this new storage option as I am? If so, run to Scrapbook.com and grab yours. Right now they are having a fantastic sale on all of their organization items.

Supplies

Below you can find the products mentioned in this blog post along with compensated affiliate links to Scrapbook.com. These links are at absolutely no cost to you. When you shop through the links below, I receive a small commission from Scrapbook.com. These commissions help me cover the costs of my blog and other expenses, which allows me to continue to provide you with FREE inspiration and tutorials. If you want to learn more about what an affiliate link is, you can see my full affiliate and product disclosure statement here. Thank you so much for your love and support!

Happy Halloween Card | Tim Holtz Skulls 3D Texture Fade

Happy Halloween Friends! Today I'm sharing my 3rd make from the Tim Holtz Sizzix Halloween Release! This one features the amazing Skulls 3D Texture Fade Embossing Folder combined with the Halloween Bold Text Thinlets.

Happy Halloween Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Tim Holtz Skulls 3D Texture Fade and Halloween Bold Text Thinlits

I started off with a piece of Distress Watercolor Paper, cut to 4.5 x 6 inches. Next, I rubbed a Black Soot Distress Oxide Ink Pad over the top of the Skulls 3D Embossing Folder. I placed the paper inside the folder and and ran it through my die cutting machine. By doing this the ink was pressed into the paper as I ran it through the die cutting machine. I repeated this a second time, making sure to carefully line up the embossed paper with the embossing folder. This allowed me to get the image even more black than just the one pass. I then trimmed this down to 4.25 x 5.75 inches.


For a little interest, I splattered the paper with some of the Decayed Mica Stain from the Tim Holtz Halloween Distress Mica Stain Set 4.

To create the sentiment piece, I took a piece of Distress Watercolor Paper, and die cut it using the Happy Halloween sentiment from the Halloween Bold Text Thinlits making sure to save the inside cut outs from the letters to use in the next step. I then trimmed this piece down to 3 x 3.25 inches. I lightly spritzed it with Hickory Smoke Distress Spray Stain and inked the edges with Black Soot Distress Ink. I cut another piece of chipboard just slightly smaller and adhered it to the backside of this piece.

I then took another piece of Distress Watercolor Paper, sprayed it with the Decayed Mica Stain, allowed it to dry and die cut it using the same Happy Halloween sentiment from the Halloween Bold Text Thinlits. I then took the letters, as well as the inside pieces from the first time I die cut the sentiment and adhered them into the openings on the previous piece.


Next, I adhered Hardware Heads that I colored with Pitch Black Alcohol Ink and some bats die cut from black cardstock. The bats are from the Toil and Trouble Thinlets, but feel free to use any bat die cuts you may have.

To finish off the card, I trimmed a piece of black cardstock to 4.5 x 6 inches to mat the embossed paper. For the outer matted layer, I sprayed a piece of Distress Watercolor Paper cut to 4.75 x 6.25 inches with Decayed Mica Stain from the Tim Holtz Halloween Distress Mica Stain Set 4 so that it would coordinate with the die cut letters.


Thank you for stopping by! Are you loving the Skulls 3D Embossing Folder too? I can't wait to try out some of the technique Tim shared during his YouTube Live!

Supplies

Below you can find the products I used to create this project along with compensated affiliate links to Scrapbook.com. These links are at absolutely no cost to you. When you shop through the links below, I receive a small commission from Scrapbook.com. These commissions help me cover the costs of my blog and other expenses, which allows me to continue to provide you with FREE inspiration and tutorials. If you want to learn more about what an affiliate link is, you can see my full affiliate and product disclosure statement here. Thank you so much for your love and support!

Halloween Shaker Cards | Tim Holtz Retro Halloween and Halloween Bold Text Thinlits

Did someone say Halloween shaker cards? Yes, please! Today I'm sharing another of the makes I created for the recent Tim Holtz Sizzix Halloween 2022 Release. This is a set of Halloween Shaker Cards using the Retro Halloween and Bold Text Halloween Thinlits. If you've never made a shaker card before I've got you covered. In this post, I'm taking you step by step through my process. Just follow along and you'll be creating shaker cards in no time!

Halloween Shaker Cards by Juliana Michaels featuring Tim Holtz Retro Halloween and Halloween Bold Text Thinlits

To get started, I created 3 card fronts using Distress Watercolor paper trimmed to 4 x 5.25 inches. To add the color, I smooshed a Distress Ink pad directly onto my craft mat, sprayed it with a little water and then smooshed my paper into the ink. To speed up the drying process I used a heat tool. The Distress Ink colors I used to create the three backgrounds are Mowed Lawn, Carved Pumpkin and Wilted Violet.


Next, I stamped a spider web onto the card front using Hickory Smoke Archival Ink. The stamp is from the Tim Holtz Life Of The Party Stamp Set. The tool I use for my stamping is called a MISTI (which stands for Most Incredible Stamping Tool Invented) and has been a game changer for me when it comes to stamping.


After the backgrounds were finished, I choose which dies I wanted to combine and centered them on the card front. I used the bottom/shadow layer of the shape from the Retro Halloween Thinlits Set and one of the sentiments from the Halloween Bold Text Thinlits. I used Scrapbook.com Mint Tape (which is a low tack adhesive tape) to temporarily hold the dies in place as I ran them through my die cutting machine.


Next, I die cut the coordinating detailed image from the Retro Halloween Thinlits Set and the same Halloween Bold Text Thinlits sentiment from black cardstock. I used a temporary adhesive to adhere the card front to a piece of white cardstock cut to 4.25 x 5.5 inches. This will later be the card base.


With the card front in place, I then used Distress Collage Medium to glue the black cardstock pieces into the openings and onto the white cardstock.


Here I've removed the card front and you can see the two layers.


Now it's time to create the shaker box/window portion of the card. Cut a piece of clear acetate to just slightly smaller than your card front and adhere it with double sided adhesive tape to the back side of your card front.


Next, cut strips of double sided foam tape and create a frame around the outside edge. This is once again done on the back side of the card front. You have now created your shaker box or window.


Before you begin filling your shaker box, line up the card front and bottom panel with each other and remove just one of the foam adhesive liners to hold the pieces together. Once you have done this, flip them over, lift up the top layer and begin filling your shaker box. I used a mix of sequins and beads from Sizzix.


To seal the shaker box so that the sequins/beads don't fall out, peel up just a small bit of the liner from the foam adhesive strips and fold them outward.


This will reveal part of the adhesive. Press the top layer down onto the bottom layer, grab the liner and peel the rest of it off. Press down once again to completely seal the shaker box.


That wasn't so bad was it?! Here's a look at each of the cards I created.

Toil and Trouble Halloween Shaker Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Tim Holtz Retro Halloween and Halloween Bold Text Thinlits

There are 6 different images in the Retro Halloween Die Set, so you could easily make a set of 6 of these cards!

Eeek Halloween Shaker Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Tim Holtz Retro Halloween and Halloween Bold Text Thinlits

Boo Halloween Shaker Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Tim Holtz Retro Halloween and Halloween Bold Text Thinlits

I hope you enjoyed learning how to create these Halloween Shaker Cards featuring the Tim Holtz Retro Halloween and Halloween Bold Text Thinlits. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies

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